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Heroes



I like the title. :)

Maybe I'm the only one who felt this way, but it just seemed as too much was happening in this episode. In actuality, everything and everyone was moving towards an event, yet I felt pulled in a half dozen different directions. Peter's little trip out of time - I'm still not sure what is up with that. And when the revelation was made that love would save the world I started having flashbacks to Love, Actually.

Overall, I thought it had some great moments. Claire declaring she had a family before taking a header out the window. Finding out Mr. Bennet's first name, Noah. Mohinder finally growing a pair. The standoff between Peter and Sylar. And Nathan proving he's not a complete tool (in one of the slashier moments of the series ;). I don't for a minute think Peter and Nathan are dead. I always thought there was a possibility one could die, but no way would the show kill off both Petrelli brothers.

It dawned on me last week what was bugging me about Mother Petrelli. If any of you have seen The Manchurian Candidate (the original - accept no substitutes) you may notice she's cut from the same mold as Angela Landbury's Mrs. Iselin - a woman supposedly working for an organization (in that case, the Chinese) hoping to infiltrate politics through her husband (in this case, her son) and change the course of history. Only later do we find out she has her own agenda.

So, it was an OK finale for me, but I still don't feel invested in this show.

In more important news (for me at least :), it was impossible to get through by phone to vote for Apolo and Julianne tonight and I'm taking that as a good sign. Also of the good, through some screw up on the website I think I managed to vote for them about 30 times. Woo!
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It was rated very high at the viewing at my place. There was a lot of talk about A few of the characters and while there was a lot of spinning story lines, it was neat to see them work as a team for once.

As for the Peter flash back thing, I think that was the power of the man Peter was nursing for. Peter has the ability to absorb other's powers and whatever the other power was. he could have picked it up).

How was Dancing w/ the Stars?
The problem is it didn't have the team feel for me. It was more like they intersected briefly, then retruned to their own little story. Like Niki hitting Sylar once then running back to her family.

Apolo and Julianne looked gorgeous and Apollo break danced! Which, normally, wouldn't be exciting, but how many non-dancers spin successfully on their backs?
My enthusiasm waned mid-season so I can't say I was terribly disappointed, but after all the build up and all the storylines that were on the verge of converging last week this left me 'Meh'. And the take down of Sylar was lame. :p
I was only able to vote the allowed five on the website and I was just barely able to get through via phone in the last five minutes before voting closed. :-)
I have no idea what was going on with the website so I just kept voting. ;) I can't believe how many people in the media either think Leila is going to win or hope she does because she's the most improved. ARE THEY BLIND???

And welcome back! :)
I don't think both Petrelli brothers are dead either, in fact I don't think Sylar is dead - his body was gone, it seems he made it to the sewer. And what was flashing in his eyes at the end, was it the future?
I missed the eye flashing. Darn. ;p

You know three people are presumed dead and two are near death and why do I feel no one is actually going to die? This is as bad as Lost that likes to kill off a character every other week.
This reminds me of Soapdish, where a character that had been decapitated was rewritten into the show ;)
It wouldn't be pretty ;)

And welcome back! Sounds like you had a great time, when are you posting pictures?
I've already put up two posts. Posting pix is such a pain, I'm doing it in dribs and drabs. I'd just link people to Photobucket, but the pics are so small there even when I click on the thumbnails. It's prolly pilot error.
Oh good, I'll check them out. I know what you mean, I'm not very savvy when it comes to posting pics, so it is an effort to do so.
Claire declaring she had a family before taking a header out the window. Finding out Mr. Bennet's first name, Noah. Mohinder finally growing a pair. The standoff between Peter and Sylar. And Nathan proving he's not a complete tool (in one of the slashier moments of the series ;). I don't for a minute think Peter and Nathan are dead. I always thought there was a possibility one could die, but no way would the show kill off both Petrelli brothers.

I'm just hoping both Petrelli brothers come back if only to smack the daylights out of Mama. And yeah, I noticed her resemblance to the lovely Mrs. Iselin.
And yeah, I noticed her resemblance to the lovely Mrs. Iselin.

Yes! Confirmation I'm not pulling theories out of my ass! ;)
Please return any and all ass materials to their original location.

Let us never speak of this again.
I got two phone votes in for Joey (after nearly 45 minutes of trying) and split my web votes between Joey & Apolo. I know I definitely got my alotted 5 web votes, and am not sure if some of the others counted or not. ABC was indeed hosed last night!
So you had web issues too? I wonder if they'll mention it on the show tonight? It's going to be a loooooong two hours.
Hah, is that title a spoiler?! Bear in mind that I currently do not know a single thing about Heroes and am planning to start watching it next month...
Since it has become common practice on LJ to use ep titles in the cut, I'm going to say no. Though if the title referred specifically to a charactre death I probably would think twice. ;) Besides, you'll soon learn things are constantly changing and evolving on the show.
Haaaaated it.

The long shots of the courtyard at the end took any possibility for tension out of an already disjointed situation. It was a boring space to shoot, too.

The Sylar fight in the future was much better staged.
bop_radar had an entertaining post ripping the ep apart. :) I think my enthusiasm for the show has become so low that I just can't get upset when it fails to thrill or even engage me fully.

The showdown between Sylar and Peter was a low point. I'm sure they didn't have a huge effects budget, but Hiro so easly being able to stab Sylar was lame. As was Niki hitting him once before running back to her family.
I've felt detached from the last few eps, (with the exception of the future one), but I thought maybe that was just me because of things in RL. Interesting to read other people have felt the same.
RL issues defintely could color your opinion, but it seems that a fair share of people were underwhelmed with the finale.

Btw, I hope you are doing well.
Heroes
I wondered why Claire couldn't just shoot him. It wouldn't have killed him permanently but it would have knocked him out, and his hands would have stopped building up.
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It could have killed him permanently. Remember the shard of glass in his head had killed him until Claire pulled it out. He was relying on her to shoot him in the head and then not having the bullet removed. Though, what if the bullet went through his head? He would have healed and the power would have started building up again. Hmmm.